When it comes to wire wheels, there are only two types of attaching methods available for the wire wheel consumer. The first type are Knock Off style wire wheels. The second type are Direct-Bolt-On style. Knock Off wire wheels attach to the vehicle through the use of an adapter, over-which the wheel slides on and is then held in place by a knock off hub. A lead hammer is typically used to secure the wheel to the car. Direct-Bolt-On wire wheels simply bolt directly to the car with conventional lug nuts and a torque wrench or tire iron.
Who Makes Wire Wheels?
time, there have only been four elite wire wheel makers. Those companies
areDayton, Truespoke, Zenith and Roadster. The oldest wire wheel builder is
Dayton Wire Wheels of Dayton, Ohio. Dayton has been building wire wheels since
1916. Dayton only builds Knock Off style wheels for sale to the general public
but does build Direct-Bolt-On type for the Roadster brand of fine wheels under
offers Direct-Bolt-On wire wheels only and does not build Knock Off style wire
wheels. Zenith Wire Wheels are only Knock Off type wire wheels, however, Zenith
has not produced any wire wheels at all since their acquisition by Coker Tire
Company, over 20 years ago.
What are Roadster Wire Wheels?
association with Roadster Wire Wheels began in 1996. Roadster Wire Wheels was a
division at that time of Zenith Wire Wheels. The Roadster line of wheels was
launched in 1988 and was focused on collector type cars such as Cadillacs,
Thunderbirds, Buicks, Fords and Chryslers. The Roadster brand of wire wheels
were proudly built in America and have earned a good name in the classic and
collector car community. We have enjoyed a great relationship with the Roadster
master wheel builders and their leaders.
Wire Wheels are made in the USA and have stainless steel spokes. All of the
rest of the wheel material used in Roadster Wire Wheels are chrome plated
steel. Stainless steel is nearly twice as strong as chrome plated steel is and
stainless steel spokes will never rust.
Roadster wheels have fancy automotive chrome plating and are especially designed
for classic Cadillacs, Thunderbirds, Chryslers, Buicks, Chevrolets and Fords.
The wheels are all 15 inch diameter and are tailored for specific makes and
models. The Roadster line of wire wheels represent great value and we also
offer free shipping in the Continental United States for our Roadster Wire
Wire Wheels come with a limited warranty that protects against defects in
workmanship and materials. We believe the chrome plating and materials used in
the Roadster Wire Wheels are of excellent quality as we would expect from any
wire wheel made by Dayton Wire Wheels.